Blood Sandwich has been sticking out to me as of late because of how vivid and direct it is (for an artist that's usually so impossibly abstracted). We know the sentiment. You grow up and forget things when one day the memories start flooding in. You live it like you're there again, glossy eyes and a half grin on your face. And the memory ends, leaving bitter nostalgia and longing to go back there. A gopher being killed at a little league baseball game and sibling worship as your older sibling screams he would die for a metal concert prompts Aes to reach out to his siblings. It's fucking beautiful the way it's written, almost novel-like.
labor days is great but aes seems really really comfortable in his own skin with the last couple of releases. he can make a song about a donut shop or his new kitten or rebellious teenage music fans and it's totally natural and still manages to be dope. i prefer skelethon and the impossible kid to his other records because i feel like they have the most personality and are very reflective of who aes is as a person.